Leichtling is the counsel for Brican America. The firm Troutman-Sanders is a long time firm for Professional Solutions and their financing arm, according to cases noted in Pacer.

Michael A. Leichtling, Esq.

Michael A. Leichtling, Esq. Michael A. Leichtling serves as Chairman of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing future-focused research on and about the equipment lease financing industry. Michael has been a member of the Foundation's Board of Trustees since 1999.

Michael is a frequent speaker at equipment finance meetings and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, Executive Committee, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors. Michael graduated from Northwestern University, J.D., 1966 and Binghamton University, State University of New York, B.A., 1963.


  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, Executive Committee
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors

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Michael "Mike" A. Leichtling


Section Chief - Finance
Executive Committee Member

New York
Business Phone: 212.704.6257
Business Fax: 212.704.5920



Michael's corporate practice covers a broad spectrum of corporate and financial matters, including complex mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, venture capital and private financing transactions, partnership, joint venture and limited liability company transactions, licensing and international transactions.

Representative Experience
Provides general corporate representation to domestic and international public and privately owned corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and individuals

Represents foreign corporations and investors in establishing and acquiring U.S. businesses

Extensive experience handling joint venture arrangements, strategic business alliances, outsourcing programs, capital market transactions, technology transfer agreements and secured financing transactions

Counsels manufacturers, service companies and financial institutions, licensing and distribution companies, accounting firms and other professional organizations

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Featured speaker at the 2003 ELA - SAP CEO Forum in White Plains, NY speaking on "Critical Legal Issues All Executives Must Know."

Moderator for the EAEL (Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors) Spring Education Conference workshop on May 3, 2002, "There're No Long Shots On Fraud Preventions." The program addressed how fraud prevention and detection are important components of each leasing company's operations in order to minimize risk.

Authored the article "Negotiating Equipment Leases and Financing." The article was featured in the January 2003 issue of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and examines negotiating the terms and conditions of lease financings and transactions.

Other Distinctions
Recipient of the 2007 ELFA Award for “Excellence in Leasing"

Work Experience
Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2005-present

New York partner Mike Leichtling quoted extensively in industry publication

Magazine of Equipment Leasing & Finance
April 24, 2009 New York partner Mike Leichtling was quoted extensively in the March/April issue of the Magazine of Equipment Leasing & Finance (ELT) about advice he and the law firm have given to clients on dealing with the current economy.

The article noted that Leichtling “leads the lending and structured finance group at the international law firm of Troutman Sanders.” It quoted Leichtling saying that “companies, including several of our clients, who were not subject to the Bank Holding Company Act before the credit crisis, have made a business decision to become subject to it.”

“In addition,” the article continued, “Leichtling notes that, because of interest arising from the Obama stimulus package, companies are now looking harder at opportunities in industries where they had not previously done business. He pinpoints infrastructure finance as one area that has received a great deal of attention and to which companies may decide to turn.”